I have been using benzoyl peroxide for years to control my acne, as has my husband. When I decided to green my beauty routine, my BP product was the only one I had trouble letting go of, because I was so self-conscious of my acne and I was afraid that stopping usage of BP would make me break out like crazy.
Then I stumbled upon an article which opened my eyes to the actual dangers of BP. I learned that benzoyl peroxide is banned in Europe in all beauty products. BP was linked to cancer and other developmental toxicity concern. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database rates BP as a 7 out of 10, which is considered high hazard.